Intraspinal microstimulation produces over-ground walking in anesthetized cats.

  title={Intraspinal microstimulation produces over-ground walking in anesthetized cats.},
  author={Bradley J. Holinski and Kevin A. Mazurek and D G Everaert and Amirali Toossi and Ana M Lucas-Osma and P. R. Troyk and Ralph Etienne-Cummings and Richard B. Stein and Vivian K. Mushahwar},
  journal={Journal of neural engineering},
  volume={13 5},
OBJECTIVE Spinal cord injury causes a drastic loss of motor, sensory and autonomic function. The goal of this project was to investigate the use of intraspinal microstimulation (ISMS) for producing long distances of walking over ground. ISMS is an electrical stimulation method developed for restoring motor function by activating spinal networks below the level of an injury. It produces movements of the legs by stimulating the ventral horn of the lumbar enlargement using fine penetrating… CONTINUE READING